The law against taking pictures without consent in India is a very real one. We have it in a way that we don’t see it anymore. While it is still there, it can be hard to see these types of laws as one that really protects us. What we have gained is that we have been able to see it as one that doesn’t apply to our rights. In the U.S.
This law is actually more of a “general” one, as it applies to anyone and everyone. This is because the act of photography is seen as a personal act. Like drinking alcohol, smoking, or eating a meal. While it may sound strange to some, it is a very real problem. In fact, there are laws in India that prevent individuals from doing these things.